Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer 2011: The Great Cousin Visit (Chapter Three)

After three summers...he finally made it!  Austin's cousin, my nephew, Ryan's brother's son, Shawn, 17, came to spend ten days at our house.  Now, I say "at our house" lightly, because one thing we hardly ever did during his almost dozen nights, was stay home.  It was a blast.  I love him as much, if not more, as I did when he was 2 and sported the same giant smile and the same infectious giggle.  I am grateful for the visit of this "Great" cousin for Austin, for Chloe, for Brian, and for me.  It. was. a. blast.
The Thinker

Ready for a fun-filled day!

If only...

See the Engineer waving behind them? Cool...

4D Pirates Show

Aye Matey!

Making a wax hippo...colors of a German flag.  That's Shawn.  Random...

Disney Schmisney!
This is why he didn't get a haircut BEFORE his trip! ;o)

Cool Cousins
Even Shawn couldn't say no to the swings! 
Busch Gardens Williamsburg - June 27, 2011

"No, Chloe.  You may not play any games." Ha! says Shawn!

Norfolk Naval Ship

17th Street Surf Shop - Virginia Beach, June 2011

Kohr's Ice Cream - "Jimmies" in Virginia!!!

Ahhh! He looks so much like his mom here...

Beach Quarters Rooftop Pool and Lounge

"Let's rent one of those four person bikes!"  NO where near as fun as it sounded....

Water Country, USA - June 28, 2011

Finally....we exhausted him. :O)
Shawn, it was awesome having you here and I am thankful for the reminder of how grateful I am for you in our lives...

Please come back. SOON.  We have some winter adventures, too... OR we can just stay home in our pajamas this time.  ;o)

Love ya!

xo Aunt Kelley xo

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